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Cuomo Likens Himself to an 'Undocumented Immigrant'... Immigrant Groups Fire Back
Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 04/20/2018 7:42:14 AM PDT by Kaslin

In a new effort to empathize with illegal immigrants, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared himself to be one of them himself in a bill signing ceremony Thursday.

“I’m undocumented," Cuomo declared at the ceremony, where he signed legislation to protection union membership. "You want to deport an undocumented person, start with me because I’m an undocumented person.”

The governor also explained that he and his family know what it means to be a victim of racial prejudice.

“I’m an Italian-American," he explained. "I came from poor Italian-Americans who came here. You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops. You know what wop stood for? Without papers.”

Some pointed out the insensitivity of Cuomo's comments.

Seems to me that @NYGovCuomo’s rhetorical charade of pretending to be undocumented, and calling to be deported — which of course he can never be — just minimizes the plight of actual undocumented immigrants. And is, for lack of better word, DUMB.— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) April 20, 2018

In fact, immigrant groups were offended.

Statement on Cuomo claims of being son of "poor immigrants," "undocumented" & "middle class." Our @antonioalarcon: To immigrant NYers...these fabrications are offensive...His parents weren't immigrants, his family wasn't poor, & he has no idea what it’s like to [be] undocumented. pic.twitter.com/1TsGo9bVjq— Make the Road Action (@MaketheRoadAct) April 18, 2018

Dictionary.com even got in on the act, trolling Cuomo with the actual definition of "undocumented."

Undocumented: Lacking documentation or authentication. #Cuomohttps://t.co/6HLqoFpqvW https://t.co/Itrd5J0FMC— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) April 19, 2018



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aliens; andrewcuomo; buildthefence; cuomoimmigrant; daca; dreamact; dreamers; newyork; secupp
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The solution is to just deport him. It's just that simple. /s>
1 posted on 04/20/2018 7:42:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Well, he can’t be deported, but he can be exiled.


2 posted on 04/20/2018 7:44:20 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: Kaslin

His dad was born in New York. He ain’t no immigrant.


3 posted on 04/20/2018 7:45:30 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Kaslin

Illegal aliens are documented citizens of other countries.

Breaking into our country makes them criminals, not immigrants.


4 posted on 04/20/2018 7:46:43 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Kaslin
You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops.

Nothing's changed. We still call them that. So what?

I'm a "mick." Every nationality has got a nickname. Sticks and stones break bones, yadda, yadda, yadda.

5 posted on 04/20/2018 7:47:51 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: rjsimmon

What is it with him and Justin Turdeau??!!

Leaving the typo.


6 posted on 04/20/2018 7:50:03 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Kaslin

Cuomo, just another ugly face...

Leftists... what a drag on the human race.


7 posted on 04/20/2018 7:51:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: Kaslin

OK, Mr. Cuomo. Can we disinter your daddy’s bones and deport them along with you?


8 posted on 04/20/2018 7:52:47 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Kaslin

Great idea. Deport him to Mexico. :D


9 posted on 04/20/2018 7:56:06 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Kaslin; SkyPilot; unkus; rodguy911; ZULU; NFHale; Liz; sheik yerbouty

The people of California are fed up with Jerry Brown, the Liberal spawn of Satan. God willing, the people of New York are as fed up with this Liberal spawn of Satan.

Where’s Madame Defarge when she’s needed?


10 posted on 04/20/2018 8:00:41 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: DoughtyOne

Leftists... what a drag on the human race.

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Yes, they really are.


11 posted on 04/20/2018 8:03:39 AM PDT by